Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Losing My Mind - Gaining a New One

This week, and for the next two weeks, Ann Voskamp is focusing on The Practice of Habits. She is also extending an invitation to join her in this contemplation. 

If I had to choose one habit to instantly acquire it would be the habit of grateful mindfulness. I would lose this far too often fretful mindset and be simply, gratefully mindful of the blessings of this precious moment. It is one I am working on and it is becoming more and more natural to me, more and more of a habit. There are so many precious moments in each day - the laughter of a child, a smile from my husband, the smell of fresh brewed coffee, the thrill of learning something new. There is birdsong in the morning, dew on the grass, food from the garden, homemade bread. There is a game of chase with a giggling baby, singing a song together, warm dried laundry. And at the end of the day there is the slipping into sweet sleep, to be refreshed for another day. This is the new mindset I want to gain, the new habit I want to form. 

I will sing the Lord's praise, for He has been good to me. ~ Psalm  13:6


  1. I started counting my blessings after reading her book. I have unfortunately, forgotten how to count them. I need to start up again and continue on in my quest for finding the beautiful ugly.

  2. I agree. This practice of thanksgiving just sets everything to right. We all need this new mindset. Thanks for linking up with us at No Ordinary Blog Hop. Keep doing so. Every blessing Kelly